All About Autism Podcast 002: Recognizing Early Signs of Autism in Children


[ Listeners — stay tuned at the very end of this podcast to hear Dave Eaton’s original song, “The Autism Anthem.” ]

In Episode 002 this week, Dave and Heather Eaton are focusing on the theme “Recognizing Early Signs of Autism in Children” with special guest, Dr. Rokneddin Darvish, who has worked for more than 22 years as a behavior analyst / specialist consultant III for many providers in Utah, working with individuals with developmental disabilities, autism and those having major challenging behaviors, as well as those who have had multiple or dual diagnoses.

Also in this episode, Dave and Heather speak with the passionate mother of a 20-month-old boy named Owen who has been diagnosed with autism. Jennifer, who lives in Northern California, speaks with conviction about the importance of the 0 to 3-years-old window when a child can be greatly assisted through therapies and treatment.

If this is your first time listening to the All About Autism Podcast, you’ll see that it’s talk radio for those desiring to be familiarized, energized, apprised, advised and empathized with regarding all things Autism. Your husband-and-wife hosts, Dave and Heather Eaton, will bring you a weekly show like this one, with new releases every Monday.

Show Notes:
1.) Introduction
2.) Autism in the News
– Girl falls three stories, caught by neighbor
– Lost hiker rescued from Utah desert ( CNN Video )
3.) Theme: Recognizing Early Signs of Autism in Children
4.) Heather’s Happenings — a.k.a. — My Friend Bill
– Heather’s friend Bill runs away and disrobes
Heather would love to hear your feedback on how you might handle these kinds of behaviors. You can leave a voice mail or e-mail us, and we’ll share it during a future episode:
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5.) Parents’ Corner: Featuring Jennifer from Northern California
6.) Listener Feedback:
– Question From Emily D. in West Virginia
7.) Resource Review:
– Book: Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports From My Life With Autism (1996) by Temple Grandin
– Book: Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life With Autism (2010) by Temple Grandin
– Robin Hausman Morris, Autism writer on Twitter: @RobinHMorris
8.) Closing / Credits
***9.) “The Autism Anthem” by Dave Eaton

Special thanks goes out to Dr. Darvish, Jennifer from Northern California, Emily D. from West Virginia, and of course, Heather’s friend, Bill, for being a part of this week’s podcast. We’re grateful for your contributions.

Next week’s theme: Myths, Misconceptions and Malarkey About Autism. Episode 003 will be released next Monday, August 27. Don’t miss it!

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Episode 002 Show Notes (You can leave comments or questions at the bottom of the show notes for each episode.)

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Note: The photo of Owen was used with permission from his mother.

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One thought on “All About Autism Podcast 002: Recognizing Early Signs of Autism in Children

  1. Hi Heather,

    I heard your question after my parent segment, and what they told me was that with a child under 2, it’s really hard to get the child to respond since they can’t speak and they don’t really communicate very well. A two year old is usually more communicative and can respond to the tests more appropriately which will give a much better indicator of their level of developmental delays. I will have him evaluated again around age 3 to get a better idea of where he stands on the spectrum.

    I think having a doctor or Regional Center on the podcast is a great idea and they can speak more to some of the reasons for this.


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